Category: Freelance Economy

How Big Corporations Are Becoming Startup Accelerators 0

How Big Corporations Are Becoming Startup Accelerators

Often we think of startups and mature corporations as potential competitors and adversaries. Whether it’s Amazon disrupting retail or Uber upending the taxi industry, we’ve come to think of startups as major threats to...

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers 0

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers

At Graphite, we’ve built one of the world’s largest networks for hiring independent consultants and top-tier business professionals. Through our online platform, corporations, startups, venture capital and private equity firms can hire talented consultants with...

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It 0

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It

Hiring independent consultants is a great way to meet short-term business talent needs, but it can also alienate your current team members if you don’t approach it properly. When you hire an independent consultant...

The End of Traditional Consulting? 0

The End of Traditional Consulting?

As we’ve already seen with law firms, the rise of the expert economy and on-demand talent networks is beginning to disrupt traditional consulting. Management consulting firms have traditionally followed the same business model as...

5 Myths to Avoid in Working with Independent Consultants 0

5 Myths to Avoid in Working with Independent Consultants

Companies are increasingly hiring independent consultants and freelancers to handle special projects and provide expertise they don’t have on their current teams. But many still hesitate to hire or expand their hiring due to...

California’s “Seismic” Gig Economy Ruling: What You Need to Know 0

California’s “Seismic” Gig Economy Ruling: What You Need to Know

On Monday this week, the California Supreme Court issued a sweeping and unanimous ruling that could shake up the gig economy and have a major impact on some businesses that employ independent contractors. In...

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working with Freelancers 0

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working with Freelancers

Corporations, startups and investment firms are increasingly using freelancers and independent consultants to fill talent gaps and add expertise to their existing teams. When executed properly, this works well for both parties. Independent workers...

An Easy First Step Toward Better Business Adaptability 0

An Easy First Step Toward Better Business Adaptability

Disruptive new technologies and business models have been impacting many industries for over a decade, but the key to ensuring competitiveness through these and other changes is adaptability. Business adaptability is the ability to...

VC Advice: What to Do When Founders Go Too Far 0

VC Advice: What to Do When Founders Go Too Far

In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, Steve Blank, a startup veteran and lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, offers an enlightening take on what to do when startup founders go too...

On-Demand Talent vs. Legacy Labor Models: Key Stats 0

On-Demand Talent vs. Legacy Labor Models: Key Stats

If you ask many of today’s business executives, you’ll discover that there’s a serious problem with legacy labor models and hierarchical structures. Traditional bureaucratic structures and labor models have been around since the advent...